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Hoan Kiem Turtle

The extinct species has been known for its colossal size and link-ups to mythological stories. The last Hoan Kiem turtle died on 19th January 2016. It was named “Cụ Rùa” by locals that means the “great grandfather turtle”.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Trionychidae
    Genus Rafetus
    Scientific Name Rafetus leloii

    Size Around 6 ft
    Weight 200 Kg
    Color Greenish body, paler under parts
    Distribution Southeast Asia
    Habitat Lake
    Diet Not known
    Average Lifespan 100 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Extinct

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    Published on February 2nd 2019 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 30th January 2019.

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